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Re: [IP] Diabetes Breakthrough Article

In a message dated 9/24/02 1:05:07 PM Central Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Actually the word "diabetes'" is the name of  a symptom and not a specific 
> disease, although it's not really seen that way anymore. There are several 
> diseases that cause diabetes, so to treat it with insulin will cure the 
> symptom (diabetes) but will not cure the condition, which has never been 
> properly named.  In doctor's language he may have been thinking along those 
> lines.
> You can cure a headache (which is another symptom) but not necessarily cure 
> the condition or disease that caused the headache.
It is the short version of diabetes mellitus....since he was using the term 
in reference to a cure and included real cures....I think he was misquoted or 
misspoke....one can assume he was speaking of a disease not symptoms...JMO

Beverly, Mom to Mary, NINE!!, dx'd 9/97, pumping with Animas and Nick, who is 
now ten!
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